President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded Myroslava Gongadze, widow of Georgiy Gongadze, with the order of the Gold Star of the Hero of Ukraine. President informed about this on Facebook.
“16 years after the tragic death of Georgiy Gongadze I had an honor to give the Gold Start of the Hero of Ukraine to his widow Myroslava Gongadze”, - Poroshenko wrote.
Poroshenko also noted that he values the “big contribution of Gongadze into the development of independent Ukraine, protection of the freedom of speech, fight for the development of independent mass media”.
The Gold Star of the Hero of Ukraine is the highest state award presented for an extraordinary act of bravery.